Mike Trout went 2-for-6 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored during the Angels' 7-4 loss to the Royals.
Well, well, well...look who getting back into the swing of things, literally. Trout homered for the second-straight game and has now hit safely in each of his last five games, batting .400 (8-for-20) with the two long balls, five RBI and four runs scored over that span. Even better is that he's also only struck out twice over his last four games. There are those who have been just dying to trash Trout and the slump he's now breaking out of was the perfect opportunity to run him down. Too bad it's over though. Was he struggling? Yes. Was he putting himself on-pace for far too many strikeouts? Yes. But he's back in his groove and it looks like he is through the woods with the first real slump of his career. Move ahead with Trout with confidence.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert